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Title: An Overview of Process Monitoring Related to the Production of Uranium Ore Concentrate

Uranium ore concentrate (UOC) in various chemical forms, is a high-value commodity in the commercial nuclear market, is a potential target for illicit acquisition, by both State and non-State actors. With the global expansion of uranium production capacity, control of UOC is emerging as a potentially weak link in the nuclear supply chain. Its protection, control and management thus pose a key challenge for the international community, including States, regulatory authorities and industry. This report evaluates current process monitoring practice and makes recommendations for utilization of existing or new techniques for managing the inventory and tracking this material.
  1. Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC
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R&D Project: NN4009010
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Contributing Orgs:
Brent McGinnis, Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC, Under Contract to UT-Battelle, LLC
Country of Publication:
United States
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; uranium ore concentrate, process monitoring, nuclear supply chain; Uranium ore; inventory and tracking